Botox is used to mainly to treat signs of aging, primarily wrinkles ,fine lines and also some muscle conditions that provides both cosmetic and therapeutic beneficial outcomes in dentistry. It has been used for many years successfully by medical professionals.
At the hands of a trained medical expert, there can be more benefits to Botox rather than just cosmetic.
What is Botox and How Does It Work?
Botox is a protein made from botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium can be found naturally in many places such as soil, lakes and inside mammals and fish.
This toxin is quite dangerous but used properly, and in moderation, it is safe. The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) states that Botox is safe and can be used with a few side effects in therapeutic contexts.
This is basically how it can be used to treat wrinkles and more. The release of the substance called acetylcholine stops muscles from contracting, making them less stiff.
Differences Between Botox and Dermal Fillers
Many often confuse Botox and dermal fillers to be the same thing. However, there are very significant differences in how they work. Botox is a toxin that is used to disrupt the nerves. This can be used to deal with unwanted wrinkles and such.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injected under the skin to increase plumpness. They can be used to treat wrinkles too and give a more vibrant and youthful look.
Uses of Botox
Botox is mostly known to decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines caused by aging by relaxing the facial muscles temporarily.
Botox also alleviates and treats numerous conditions. Patients who suffer from TMJ,jaw pain,migrain can also be treated with Botox.
Have a gummy smile? Botox can come in handy there as well. By injecting and focusing on the muscle on the upper lip, Botox can prevent the lip from rising too far when you smile.
These treatments are not permanent, though. You will need another treatment after 3 or 4 months.
At the hands of a professional Botox can bring great benefits and improvements in the way of life without much pain. Be it cosmetic or for migraines, Botox is an option you can explore. To get a better understanding, it is always wise to sit down with your doctor and come to a decision.